Folk punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are one of the most recognizable fixtures in the Valley's independent music scene, and Sean Bonnette, the band's frontman, is one of the most down-to-earth, friendly musicians I've ever met. I've often bumped into Bonnette at local dive bars or kickass shows and ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Here's a quick rundown on Maricopa County news today:* Andrew Peyton Thomas, former Maricopa County Attorney, failed politician and author of right-wing books, won't appeal a state Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel's decision to cancel his law license. We've cut-and-pasted his wussyish comments about ... More >>
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas held a press conference on Wednesday to complain about the decision by an Arizona Supreme Court disciplinary panel to strip him of his license to practice law.The Feathered Bastard Stephen Lemons was there, as Thomas compared himself to Gandhi and Dr. Ma ... More >>
Disbarred, disgraced and unrepentant, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas compared himself to such men of conscience as Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he addressed reporters this morning in downtown Phoenix, one day after being stripped of his license to practice law by ... More >>
Today's written ruling by the three-person panel that calls for the disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his "special assistant" Lisa Aubuchon should be mandatory reading, and not just for lawyers.It is profound in fact and happens to be beautifully written.One example of ... More >>
Just back from downtown Phoenix's county courthouse, where Faleh Almaleki has been sentenced to 34 1/2 years behind bars for the 2009 murder of his daughter Noor and near-murder of another woman.
Faleh Almaleki: "I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
We'll be writing in more detail about th ... More >>
guygonecaveman.comWe truly live in a golden age of food awareness. Where once Americans ate whatever grew or grazed around them, we now find a nation of extra-regional culinary tribes; whole dietary religions based on what food we should or shouldn't put in our bodies, how we prepare it, an ... More >>
We're guessing that Sylvia Allen, a mother of five and grandmother of 18 who represents a rural eastern Arizona district at the State Senate, is known to her family and friends as a warm, caring individual.
State Senator Sylvia Allen aka Madame Cold Heart
We suspect that Allen proba ... More >>
Someone's gonna get shanked in the chow line.Here's a fun game to play while watching Hell's Kitchen this season: Close your eyes and pretend it's a prison reality show. You won't be disappointed.
Last night's episode started with a bunch of EMT's busting through the doors of Hell's Kitchen at ... More >>
We almost forgot about Warren Jeffs when he was thrown in prison to serve two consecutive five-to-life sentences.
But his name's bubbled up again. And, this time, it's not connected to the rape or forced marriage of underage girls: Warren Jeffs has decided not to eat.
Authorities say Jeff ... More >>
pic from Joe's old re-election site JoeArpaio.orgBishop Olmsted and Arpaio get chummy in the tents...Chicago's Cardinal Francis George could school Phoenix's Bishop Thomas Olmsted on moral courage when it comes to the subject of immigration. While Olmsted refuses to condemn attacks on immigrants in ... More >>
Right off the bat, I have to say that in this video Travis Munroe Townsend, 26, the alleged attacker of a Glendale photo enforcement camera (and, if guilty, an American hero, in my opinion), doesn't look a thing like the photo of him released yesterday by DPS. In that pic, he looked like some blo ... More >>